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Cristal da Silva

Age 31

14 Dec 2014
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/14-Dec-2014/Cristal Felipe da Silva

Cristal da Silva

Cristal was killed along with her friend Claudia.

A double homicide on Sunday night (14) frightened residents of the Boa Vista neighborhood in eastern Belo Horizonte. Two 31-year-old [trans women] were murdered with 41 stab wounds. The motivation for the crimes is still unknown.

According to the Military Police report, soldiers of the 16th Battalion went to a house in Rua Dona Senhorinha. In the building, police officers found [deadname] da Silva, known as Cristal, and [deadname] Costa, who was called Claudia Costa already dead.

Investigators found that Silva was stabbed 17 times in the neck, and Costa was struck 24 times in the chest. At the residence, police found several broken furniture and clothes scattered on the floor. No suspects were identified or located.

The bodies of the victims, who were friends, were found by a 12-year-old boy who went to the property to fetch an object that his mother had forgotten at Cláudia's house.

TvT partner organization Grupo Gay da Bahia

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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